Originally Posted by Francis Xavier
The aquarium is most vulnerable to algae in the first month, the first week especially. This is why we focus so much on getting started right the first time. Most people fail with their planted tank within the first month because of this curve.
Diatom Algae has appeared in the first week.
This diatom is called Melosira, pretty common filamentous diatom, also a fav food of shrimp and many other inverts, etc.
Does not last long.
One thing the SFBAAPS agreed upon about 15 years ago was you cannot over do water changes. You may not need them, but they do not hurt.
You might not need to sweep the house daily, but the place will be clean if you do.